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Old Mar 08, 2012, 03:57 PM
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Night flight led conf.

Show us your best solution about leds, strobes, lights on your planes for night flight...
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 11:01 PM
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How about a 230W LED strobe?

strobe (0 min 21 sec)


-Hugo
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 03:30 AM
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just uploaded
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBhhs...ature=youtu.be

the UHF receivers I make have built-in 2x 50w LED (or igniter) driver, the flying wing in the video use only 0.5w for LEDs but these StrawHat (ebay) wide angle LEDs visible from mile away. I fly often at city beach and women like random blinking pink/purple
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 09:20 AM
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I do about 90% of my FPV fling at night, and out of all the LEDs I've tried, these have been the best ones
http://www.urbandrones.com/LED-Light...-FPV_p_40.html

I can see the airplane a mile away and that's no exaggeration

Urban Drones FPV LED lights VERY BRIGHT (0 min 30 sec)
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 09:25 AM
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Depends on what you want them for... I don't use mine for any kind of LOS flying (I don't really know "how" to fly LOS anyway - so no big deal). I use mine to make the plane easier for other pilots to spot - think formation flying at night.

I have a single white Flytron strobe near the tail and one mounted on the left side of the plane under the wing. Both are controlled independently by switches on my radio and powered from the RX.

I also have them set to light up in the event of failsafe. You can see them from 1 mile away.
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 10:59 AM
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AlexEdit....

Thanks for the Link on those LED's....
I may get some now....BRIGHT as heck! :-)
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 06:32 PM
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Which battery do you use??
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 07:12 PM
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today we've tried green lasers on our wings
it was mistake to have lasers fixed while camera was pan/tilt controlled, should 've them other way. Also wind was too strong for formation flying.
tomorrow we'll fly with scanning lasers
meanwhile friend of mine Dror posted this video:
Star Wars falcon (2 min 13 sec)
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 07:27 PM
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all i know is i wouldn't use classic lighting (red green white).
ask those kids that got busted on the beach in florida after the popo thought they were a real plane
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 07:48 PM
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fmKit.....

Those Lasers are cool x1000

where do I get them?




p.s.
do you vids from the ground? (what the lasers look like from the from the ground looking at the planes).
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 08:13 PM
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tomorrow we'll do better video

search ebay or GLB using keyword 532nm

today the lasers were connected parallel to LEDs that's why beam is pulsing
tomorrow it will be solid beam w/ programmable scan, somewhat like PT I posted couple days ago but much faster
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 06:26 AM
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that laser video was cool! although i wonder how far away those beams could harm eyes?
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 06:33 AM
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that laser video was cool! although i wonder how far away those beams could harm eyes?
it takes a minute to slightly unfocus the laser
then it is safe as LED
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 03:48 PM
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2nd attempt to fly laser:

http://youtu.be/X0X5BanqXSQ
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 04:26 PM
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it takes a minute to slightly unfocus the laser
then it is safe as LED

Hey fmkit,

How did you unfocus the laser, just ordered one off ebay
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